Mat Griffiths was born in Gothenburg, Sweden before being brought up in Hampshire, UK where he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. He spent a gap year in the Antipodes before returning to study medicine at The Royal London. After intercalating a BMedSci in 1995, he graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1996 and spent 5 years in surgical rotations in London and Essex.
Mat spent 2 years in research at The Centre for Cutaneous Research at The Royal London, completing his Doctorate (MD), which allowed him gain entry to the PanThames Plastic Surgery Programme. This involved a 6 year rotation working in hospitals in London and Essex and visits to leading plastic surgeons in New York and Munich. He is a member of the GMC, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, British Burns Association and Royal Society of Medicine.
Now married with 3 children and living in Essex, Mat has been a substantive consultant plastic surgeon since 2009. In the NHS he has a sub-specialty interest in breast surgery dealing with breast reconstruction after cancer surgery, typically performing a ‘transplant’ of tummy tissue to the chest area using microsurgical techniques. Congenital breast problems, asymmetry and large breasts are also treated.
In the private sector Mat specialises in all aspects of breast surgery such as augmentations, uplifts or reductions to compliment his NHS practice. In addition he performs a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures, such as abdominoplasty and liposuction, but excluding facelifts and nose jobs.